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4D Movies Capture People in Clothing, Creating Realistic Virtual Try-on

  • 01 August 2017

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have developed technology to digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a 3D digital form, and dress virtual avatars with it. This new technology makes virtual clothing try-on practical.

Gerard Pons-Moll Sergi Pujades Michael Black


Can You Feel Me Now? The Science Of Digitizing Touch

  • 28 July 2017

Scientists are developing tools that allow you to digitally feel textures like wood and cotton.

Katherine Kuchenbecker


Benedikt Gyoerfi presents Master thesis

  • 19 July 2017

Benedikt Gyoerfi presents his Master thesis

Benedikt Gyoerfi


A beacon of light for artificial intelligence

  • 12 July 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is celebrating the opening of its new building in Tübingen

Tübingen, 12. Juli 2017. This opening ceremony involved teamwork between humans and machines. While the robot Apollo held the red ribbon, Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann and Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, cut the symbolic cordon to officially open the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems’ new building in Tübingen. They were assisted by Science Minister Theresia Bauer and Stefan Schaal, the Institute’s Managing Director. After a two-and-a-half-year construction period, the scientists recently moved into the Institute building made possible by funding worth millions from the federal state government. They are now conducting basic research on artificial intelligence here.

Michael Black Bernhard Schölkopf Stefan Schaal


Mobile Microrobotics

  • 11 July 2017

New book from Metin Sitti

Progress in micro- and nano-scale science and technology has created a demand for new microsystems for high-impact applications in healthcare, biotechnology, manufacturing, and mobile sensor networks. The new robotics field of microrobotics has emerged to extend our interactions and explorations to sub-millimeter scales. This is the first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, and control, and drawing on case studies of existing approaches.

Metin Sitti


Steve receives 'Outstanding Poster Award' at AMAM2017

  • 30 June 2017

Steve receives 'Outstanding Poster Award'

Steve Heim


Is Clinical Virtual Reality the Future of Therapy?

  • 28 June 2017

Out with the couch, on with the headset.

As the meteors came down from the sky, my heart thudded in my chest. There was only one way I could save the town below: Reach out into the air, make a fist, and in doing so, set off an explosion. And then another. And another. How else can one be expected to defend a village?

Katherine Kuchenbecker Betty Mohler


Robotta insan hücresi

  • 19 June 2017

Prof. Dr. Metin Sitti gives an interview on Milliyet.com.tr

Describing the work that will create micro robot revolution in health Prof. Dr. Metin Sitti has said that the cyborg system in which human cells are transferred to robots is in the process of animal experimentation ...

Metin Sitti


The Machine Learning Summer School 2017 is back in Tübingen!

  • 19 June 2017

For the fifth time, the MLSS takes place in Tübingen